World fish migration day 2020
World Fish Migration Day is a one-day global celebration coordinated by the World Fish Migration Foundation on 16 May to create awareness of open rivers and migratory fish.
All about love
On World Fish Migration Day, organizations from around the world coordinate their own event around the common theme of: Connecting fish, rivers and people. And this year we want to make it all about love.
Love is expressed in many forms. Even fish display some forms of love! In fact, we have more in common with fish than we think. Love helps us in our goal of connecting fish, rivers and people.
So, let's celebrate the global love we have for our fish and rivers. By working together we create a greater driving force to raise awareness, share ideas and secure commitments. Love flows!
Many migratory fish species are critically endangered or threatened. The main causes are man-made barriers, weirs and sluices, which disrupt the natural flow of rivers and prevent their usual migratory routes.
Many fish need to migrate to reproduce, feed and complete their life cycles. Migratory fish are a crucial link in the food chain and play an important role in creating healthy and productive river systems.
Furthermore, they provide an important food supply and livelihood for millions of people around the world. They are ecologically, culturally, economically, and recreationally important!